BTCC driver Hill makes his­toric rac­ing de­but in Clas­sic K at Sil­ver­stone

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Bri­tish Tour­ing Car driver Jake Hill made his his­toric rac­ing de­but at Sil­ver­stone last week­end in the Clas­sic Sports Car Club’s Clas­sic K race.

Hill shared an Austin Healey MKIIA with Jack Rawles and fin­ished sev­enth over­all and third in class.

Rawles’ fa­ther owns the car and was due to drive it but suf­fered an in­jury in his work­shop that pre­vented him rac­ing, so Hill was drafted in.

“Jack used to race in Ginetta Ju­nior and Jake used to coach him, so he got to know the fam­ily re­ally well,” said Hill’s fa­ther Si­mon. “Un­for­tu­nately a wheel­nut came loose in the race and they pit­ted so lost a bit of time. Then it hap­pened again around the driver change so Jake was about 18th when he went back out and just got stuck in. He was com­fort­ably fastest in the class.

“He thor­oughly en­joyed it and he hopes to share the car with Jack at other events, depend­ing on bud­get.”

Hill fin­ished sev­enth in Austin Healey he shared with Rawles

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